Gene regulation by small RNA pathways is ubiquitous among eukaryotes, but little is known about small RNA pathways in the Stramenopile kingdom. Phytophthora a genus of filamentous oomycetes, contains many devastating plant pathogens, causing multibillion-dollar damage to crops, ornamental plants, and natural environments. The genomes of several oomycetes including Phytophthora...
Phytophthora infestans is a destructive plant pathogen best known
for causing the disease that triggered the Irish potato famine and
remains the most costly potato pathogen to manage worldwide.
Identification of P. infestan’s elusive center of origin is critical to
understanding the mechanisms of repeated global emergence of